Upcoming Secure Folder app for Nougat-running Galaxy S7 teases the Galaxy S8

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Owners of Samsung's Galaxy S7 who have already upgraded to Android Nougat are still waiting for the promised Secure Folder app to become available to download officialy. However, its release seems pretty close now because earlier today it was leaked online. Those who tried it said it works, and even lets you add a Quick Toggle for it.

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Really Blue Google Pixel and Pixel XL are now up for pre-order in Canada at Rogers

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A few days ago Rogers proudly announced that it would be exclusively selling the Really Blue color version of the Google Pixel in Canada, but failed to provide any other details about it in the process. So up until now we didn't know how much it would cost or when it would be available.

Today the carrier has started taking pre-orders for both the blue Pixel and the blue Pixel XL, though it's still not saying when they will be in stock. And that's not surprising, given how appallingly Google has been managing its phones' distribution ever since they launched.

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How to check out Google's new Instant Apps on your phone or tablet

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Google's Instant Apps premise is simple - you have to be able to open and use apps from anywhere, without having to get them installed first. They look similar to web links, but the Instant Apps execution is riddled with technical difficulties if you want the action to be tailored to your account, that is why Google is just rolling those out now, after announcing them last spring.

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How to bring the brightness slider back at the top of the S7/edge status shade on Nougat

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While the Android 7.0 Nougat update for the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge bring plenty of exciting new features and a visual overhaul to the Samsung UX on those puppies, they also taketh away.

The one everyday necessity that is gone now, is the default placing of the brightness slider and autobrightness toggle in the notification shade. It is now in the second layer of the panel, and you have to pull down the status bar once, then slide it down again to reach the rest of the toggles, where the display brightness settings are, all the way at the bottom, as you can see in the screenshots below.

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